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@  ThunderWear : (27 January 2020 - 08:56 PM)

Think of it positively, maybe your face just has optional no-slip surfaces

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 January 2020 - 05:38 PM)

I have dyspraxia so use a electric trimmer, it's never smooth. NEVER!

@  Benbot : (27 January 2020 - 12:52 PM)

don't you hate it when you shave but miss a whisker and it bugs you all day long and you try to yank it out but you can't because it's too short to get a hold of but your hand keeps finding it whenever you touch your face?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 January 2020 - 11:17 PM)

Twitter's revamp is so dumb. Nowadays, even when I am logged out of my account, right-clicking an image on Google Chrome won't let me access a URL to easily get the image's full size. That functionality was so useful!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 January 2020 - 10:01 PM)

But when was the last time you saw a major retailer (since TRU) actually allot shelf space for a Transformers Titan? Or the Vintage Collection Poe X-Wing? There's clearly some sort of disparity between "girls" and "boys" toys that give companies justification to create $100+ items in the girls segment in FAR greater frequency than in boys.

@  fourteenwings : (25 January 2020 - 12:56 AM)

"how expensive they were" Tell that to L.O.L. O.M.G. and the $129 Amazing Surprise (I mean I guess when it comes to the toy aisle Power Rangers isn't a juggernaut like L.O.L.)

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:18 PM)

I think the big reason we didn't see the actual combining Zords at retail was because of how expensive they were. It would cost $100 to get enough of them to make a Megazord, $160+ if you want the Ultrazord. Or parents could just get the dang Ultrazord for $40 even if it didn't combine.

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Because they are "kids toys" not "collector toys"

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 03:27 PM)

1) I don't have Target. 2) can't go into my walmart. I'm surprised Hasbro won't sell the toys on Pulse

@  Bass X0 : (24 January 2020 - 02:43 PM)

I dreamt my phone was ringing and woke up to answer it.

@  Sabrblade : (24 January 2020 - 02:05 PM)

The Lightning Collection figures, the smaller normal-sized Beast Morphers Ranger/enemy/Beast-Bot figures, the role-play morpher and weapon toys, and the simplistic non-combining megazord toys have all been very easy to find at various Targets and Walmarts. It's only been the actual combining Beast Morphers zord toys (which are bizarrely being sold individually this time) that have been hard to find in stores.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Thought I do question Hasbro's almost reluctance to have the toys available anywhere.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 01:44 PM)

i've been trying to sell mine for weeks...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I hadn't opened mine yet, but from what I've seen, the general agreement is that the Beast Morpher zords are much better than Bandais.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I'm guessing if they're going to do anything on the level of Legacy Zords, it's being discussed behind NDAs at Toy Fair

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 January 2020 - 10:38 AM)

Lightning Collection is good, and they're taking their sweet time on making Zords that are better than Bandai's Zords.

@  ThunderWear : (24 January 2020 - 10:34 AM)

So, what's the general PR fandom consensus of the Hasbro run of PR so far? I pretty much stepped out of the community after I got the Bandai Legacy zords I wanted.

@  Paladin : (24 January 2020 - 08:46 AM)

that would require someone to BUY Hasbro PR toys...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 07:17 AM)

Well hopefully see some cool PR stuff. Wish BBTS sold Hasbro PR toys.

@  fourteenwings : (24 January 2020 - 07:01 AM)

February 22nd through 25th, I feel like it was earlier last year...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 January 2020 - 06:32 AM)

When is NY TF?

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:43 PM)

I don't know about Hasbro's general policy but I know everybody was on lockdown for Frozen II, which included both LEGO and Hasbro. Plus, I'm guessing everybody is holding off PR for NY Toy Fair? Overall, it's best to remember that Toy Fairs are for buyers, not fans.

@  fourteenwings : (23 January 2020 - 11:41 PM)

LEGO has been doing this for ages, including sending cease and desists when outlets get leaked images.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:42 PM)

And then they ended up selling off the brand, so I guess I wasn't the only one.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:41 PM)

Last time a toy brand I followed tightened down on toy fair and all the invited guests posted glowing reviews of what they saw, I ended up being disappointed as heck.

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:34 PM)

JediNews UK basically said they got a walkthrough of Lego's showcase...but were legally bound to NOT talk about anything, much less take pics.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 10:24 PM)

I wondered why I had seen basically nothing newsworthy from the event

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 January 2020 - 10:14 PM)

Word is that Hasbro and Lego have their UK Toy Fair stuff on MAJOR lockdown. Full NDAs and everything.

@  ThunderWear : (23 January 2020 - 09:28 PM)

Seeing people say the $0.99 + $20 shipping item is cheaper than the $19.99 + free shipping item and getting tons of likes for it... I just don't know anymore.

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 09:11 PM)

if you havent already, y'all check your walmarts clearance aisle. i found siege six shot for $5. course, it could just be my walmart, but never hurts to look

@  Vexwing : (23 January 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Candlejack is going to need more ro

@  Patch : (23 January 2020 - 06:30 PM)

I thought you had to type out Candlejack's full name bef

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 02:46 PM)

I typed in the wrong tab.

@  Paladin : (23 January 2020 - 02:32 PM)

must've been the works of Candleja

@  Telly : (23 January 2020 - 02:06 PM)

looks like maximus wiped himself out mid-sentence

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 January 2020 - 08:42 AM)

Disregard this.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2020 - 06:58 PM)

Bold of you all to assume we won't wipe ourselves out in 50 years.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2020 - 04:27 PM)

There will be no UBI, people will just live in a ditch while they celebrate owning the libs.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2020 - 03:24 PM)

In 50 years, retail will be dead because all stores are staffless fully automated operations controlled by Amazon. The UBI will be less than a fifth of what it actually costs to live after two decades of cuts and.a steadfast refusal to match inflation.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 January 2020 - 02:55 PM)

In fifty years retail will be a thing of the past through robots, printers and Universal Basic Income.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (21 January 2020 - 11:16 AM)

Big retailers just don't want money anymore, so let's not give them any,

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:12 PM)

This place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 January 2020 - 03:38 PM)

I took one step beyond the outer limits to the twilight zone.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 10:19 AM)

All retail is basically the same.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2020 - 10:00 AM)

Walmart just needs to go bankrupt already.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:19 AM)

They didn't put the 35th anniversary stuff back out until after new year. I'm no retail expert, but I feel like having stock on the shelf is better than the back. Especially toys at christmas time.

@  ThunderWear : (20 January 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Yeah, my local walmart took away the 35th anniversary endcap weeks before Christmas and left the Transformer section empty well past Christmas.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 January 2020 - 04:44 AM)

Mine only has the 35th Anniversary Voyagers. A whole lot of them.

@  Telly : (19 January 2020 - 11:35 PM)

just be happy your walmart even stocks voyagers. mine doesnt

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 January 2020 - 08:53 PM)

Figures that Walmart finally restocks Studio Voyagers...with Wave ONE


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:49 PM

So, episode 6. (Yeah, I know, I'm still behind.)

MUCH better. At first I wasn't too hot on an episode set primarily in another mind prison, but the fact that Fitz and Simmons were (mostly) lucid helped, and in the end this was exactly the episode their relationship needed at this point. All this tension built up over the past few seasons, all those loose threads like Astronaut Guy (who, despite what Fitz implies, wasn't actually Hive back when Simmons spent time on Maveth), Leopold/The Doctor, Fitz's brain injury and Simmons' away mission in early season 2, their pre-show relationship, all the crap the writers threw at them, all of that is untangled in a very beautiful and at the same time very organic way. These two would have never found the courage to just talk all these things out in the real world, but this mental connection they shared in this episode brought it all to the front, and boy, was that a ride.

The ending with Doctor Leopold and Undead Simmons making out was predictable (I mean, as Fitz himself put it, they represent the "Id" parts of their personalities, so really, the only thing that kinda surprised me was how long they were circling around the containment box and even having a brief conversation instead of immediately jumping each other hot steamy style), but everything pretty much worked flawessly here. Really, this was an absolutely worthy reunion episode.


The only thing that was poorly timed was the final postscript scene. Don't get me wrong - I'm totally on board with undercutting Mack's stupid "dramatic reveal" by having Daisy guess the twist early (I mean, it's a "duh" moment for the audience too), but such a subverted cliché moment would work better in the middle of an episode, not at the very end. It kinda ruins the moment, as Mack correctly points out.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 06:56 PM

Episode 7.

Sigh.

It's one of the stupid episodes again. The title kinda says it all...


- So Fitz, Simmons and Enoch end up back on Kitson. And for a super-advanced living computer, Enoch is extremely slow on the uptake all the time. This is bad comedy.
- Sarge is really an idiot, and an a-hole just fore the sake of it. Assuming he really has "noble" intentions (in the broadest sense), what does he gain by playing his game? Wouldn't putting all his information on the table help him speed things up considerably? Unfortunately, the show is playing by "Lost" rules: Characters acting all ominous and deliberately withholding information from other characters (and by proxy, the audience) is meant to create "suspense". I bet when we finally learn what he knows and doesn't tell, it will be another "Why didn't you just say so?" moment.
- I still have to cringe whenever (supposed) bad guys are incarcerated in a prison within the same compound as the main base of the heroes. That's just an invitation for disaster. And then Agent Khan goes into Jaco's cell all by himself, no backup, nothing. And sure enough, Jaco plays the old "prisoner isn't moving" trick. I guess Agent Khan never watched a movie. And then Jaco breathes fire, and this highly trained agent takes ages to call for backup.
- Did I mention yet that I don't care for this whole space arc? Get these guys off Kitson and back to Earth already. I don't care for all these human-looking aliens at all. ... Oh wait. That "Izel" lady is going to turn out to be that mysterious leader of the Shrike, isn't she?
- So they're apprehending two Shrike-infested humans that were headed towards each other... and their best idea is to put them on the same plane, and bring them to their base? At this point SHIELD is driving around in cars with very obvious SHIELD markings in plain public again. Are you going to tell me they still only have one facility? How about, like, a new super-prison like the Sandbox from season 1? Something that's actually equipped to contain dangerous super-beings and doesn't pose a constant risk for SHIELD's very nerve center?
- Also, Mack didn't pick up Sarge's very obvious sarcastic undertone when he told him they had caught two of the Shrike?
- Can't they just drop that stupid module from the plane? Blow it up with napalm or something? No? Oh wait. These things are super-unkillable. And yet totally helpless against cold. Wait.
- That armed SHIELD agent who gets killed after Yo-Yo opens the module door (WHYYYYYYY??????) appears to be mostly brain-dead. Yo-yo explicitly tells him to fire BEFORE she opens the door, then she has to tell him AGAIN when the Shrike start sprouting blades. Then he fires two shots... and then just keeps staring again in disbelief. Did that moron win his SHIELD membership in the lottery or what? This is not even remotely a believable trained solider. Also, Yo-Yo, YOU HAVE SUPER-SPEED! USE IT! Good thing the Shrike are moving in slow motion...
- If it's that cold to insta-freeze the Shrike, why don't Yo-Yo and Agent whatsherface instantly freeze to death as well?
- Also, why do Sarge and his gang bother with these knives? Why not just use liquid nitrogen all the time and call it a day?
- They already saved the plane, Sarge just gave away his only trump, so why exactly does Mack feel the need to uphold his end of the deal? "Scout's honor"? Or did he just realize the writers made him a terrible, incompetent leader for the sake of forced drama?
- So basically all aliens know about Earth and where it is located. Despite humanity only having like two or three ships that are deep space worthy. Suuuure.

Seriously... What a bunch of idiots all around. It's like, we have this supposedly super-capable organization of super-spies, and they're acting like a bunch of noobs with no sense of tactics, strategy or even just plain common sense.

As I said before, I recall the occasional instance of stupid in previous seasons, but nothing even remotely as genre-blind as what is on display this season. It's just bad writing.


Of the original 6 Avengers, it wouldn't surprise me if only Tony doesn't know. Thor's too used to Loki's lies to be fooled by Sif, Cap and Nat would have read it in the SHIELD files, Clint and Hulk, I dunno, probably just saw him on the news or something. Even Pepper probably speaks to him every other week.


It just occurred to me. Wouldn't Black Widow releasing all of SHIELD's secrets to the public mean the public knows ever since Winter Soldier that Coulson is alive, as well?

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:08 AM

Looks like season 7 will wrap up shooting before the final episode of season 6 airs.

 

 


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 05:20 AM

Can someone please put Yo-Yo in the bin?



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:09 PM

So... more time travel.

I'll admit I mostly watched this season out of habit more than anything. And I'll likely do the same for the final one. But that show unfortunately ran for too long. Should have ended with season 5 with May and Coulson riding in the sunset.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:32 PM

I wonder if the Season 7 finale will end with SHIELD finally ACTUALLY being in the movie timeline, with everything since S3 being an alternate timeline created by the Monoliths or somesuch.  For instance, while Thanos did make a strike on New York City during the Graviton crisis, he had no Infinity Stones in the SHIELD timeline.

 

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 05:11 PM

Episode 8, "Collision Course, Part 1".

MUCH better. Finally, the characters start using their brains again (for the most part, anyway). Mack is suddenly making all sorts of smart tactical decisions again. Not blindly trusting Sarge, saying he "isn't fluent in vague" (that's kinda meta), insisting on his terms as opposed to Sarge's. And hey, Yo-Yo even remembers she has super-speed! It's almost as if this episode was written by better writers than most of the others (save for "Inescapable")..

So I was right about Izel being that mysterious creator of the Shrike. Surprise, surprise. Sarge certainly isn't entirely upfront about her motives, though - like, if her whole deal is destryoing all life, why didn't she destroy planet Kitson while she was on it? Why target far away Earth instead? There's more to her story, and it has to do with the monoliths.

How did ancient Incas know about Izel again? Was she on Earth before, or what? (Also, Benson is interacting with them offscreen. The actor was unavailable, right? Talk about a "phoned in" contribution.)

Why did they leave only one guard to watch Jaco AND Pax?

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:08 PM

Episode 9, "Collision Course, Part 2".

Another solid episode. No major idiot moments (phew!), just a few instances of characters being slow on the uptake due to dramatic editing:
- When Sarge, Pax and Jaco take over the bridge, these highly-trained SHIELD soldiers sure take their time to react, especially that agent who gets shot as a direct result of hesitating too long before shooting her gun.
- When May opens the truck's door, it takes her an awfully long time to realized the Shrike are coming for that door.
- When scouting that ship, Mack is the first to come around the corner, his gun trained, staring straight into the corridor... and it's only when Jaco comes around the corner that he realizes there's a crewmember walking towards them. Did Mack not see that guy?

Nothing much to say besides that, except the mystery regarding Sarge and his missing memories is vaguely intriguing.

"May" shooting Sarge at the end sure is a ruse. I'm fairly certain Davis never returned from that ship, at least not as himself. He and Jaco split up when they went to confront Izel, and it was "Davis" who claimed she was gone. Pretty sure she either took over his body somehow, or she's a shape-shifter, which would explain "May".

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:03 PM

Okay, so after a few kinda, sorta good episodes with characters that weren't constantly finding new ways to be stupid, the season finale left me with some mixed feelings.

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May I also point out how tired I am of characters (Daisy, Simmons, to a lesser degree Fitz) constantly being given new hairstyles for each new season? I mean, it works occasionally, but at this point it has become a joke. What was up with those odd purple strands in Daisy's hair this season?

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:53 PM

What was up with those odd purple strands in Daisy's hair this season?


It's to tie into her Marvel Rising look, which Chloe Bennett voices.

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Also because Asian women can't not have some color in their hair in cartoons and comics.
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 07:29 AM

That's a very odd tie-in.

Also:

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:02 AM

That's a very odd tie-in.

 

It's just a case of brand consistency, making two versions of the same character (even played by the same actress) have something in common with each other, visually.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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